You Are Welcome Here.

No matter who you are, or where you are on life’s journey – you are welcome here at First Congregational United Church of Christ. 

Who we are

A large group of First Congregational UCC church members at the Pride Parade holding an "Embracing Diversity" banner

Open and Affirming

We welcome persons of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.

People holding a "dementia friendly" banner

Accessible to All

We are committed to be physically and attitudinally welcoming of people with disabilities.

Six people holding posters promoting social justice

Committed to Social Justice

We are called to acts of witness, compassion, and empowerment to ensure justice for all.

con vivo! ... music with life Concert

Saturday, June 3 | 7:30 p.m. | Sanctuary

con vivo!… music with life is celebrating its 20th anniversary season with a special concert entitled “Celebration!” featuring 16 musicians and Madison Symphony Music Director John DeMain conducting works by Wagner and Dvorak. Audience members are invited to join con vivo! musicians after the concert for a free reception.

Tickets are available for purchase at the door. $20.00/$15.00 Seniors and Students. Visit to learn more. 

Blessing of the Bikes

Sunday, June 4 | 10:00 a.m. | Sanctuary

You’re invited to bring your bike to Worship on Sunday, June 4, for a Blessing of the Bikes. We’ll take this opportunity to bless our bikes for safety and fun on their journeys. We hope to see bikes of all kinds: two-wheel, three-wheel, road bikes, mountain bikes, and tandem bikes. Kids and adults are encouraged to ride or bring their bikes. There will be an area in the front of the Sanctuary for bike parking. Riders will receive goodie bags as part of the blessing!

History Mystery Tour

Sunday, June 4 | 11:00 a.m. | Begins in the Narthex

Come explore the architecture and design of the building, which has peered down University Ave since 1930. Catch a glimpse of the past with old photos revealing what this majestic house of worship looked like through the years. Discover mysteries, both hidden and in plain sight, of a complex structure that housed the Congregation through Prohibition, WWII, the Vietnam conflict, the Civil Rights campaign, and more. See the efforts being made to carry this historic building into a second century of service. RSVP.